Across the Pond

Saturday, 11 July, 2015 - 19:30
St Martin's, West Acton


There was a full house for Questors Choir's celebration of 200 years of American music at St Martin's Church in West Acton. This Questors Choir Summer Concert coincided with the bicentenary of American President John Quincy Adams time living in Ealing. The programme included spiritualsthe first American classical works by John K Payne and Horatio W Parker, and then Jazz, musicals, country and of course rock'n roll. The audience would have known most of the music, but might not have been familiar with the earlier classic and religious pieces. Of course, good old John Quincy Adams would have loved them

The Choir sang: I feel pretty; Kyrie from Mass in D; Come where my love lies dreaming; Joshua fit the battle of Jericho ; My Lord! What a Morning;  Listen to the lambs; When I see an elephant fly; Sixteen tons; Hora Novissima; Ain’t misbehavin’; Are you lonesome tonight?; Jailhouse Rock. Questors ensemble offered the shapenote Anthem from Revelation, The Way We Were and Lipstick on Your Collar; and there were solo items from choir members. Pictures: Simon Bishop

Little Ealing History Group – An American President in Ealing –